Ice Cream and sprinkles – what better way to celebrate a birthday?

Yesterday I shared 3 Birthday Bonanza triple-fold cards I made for my granddaughter and several nieces (see here). Today’s card is for my cousin’s wife.

I cut a 5-1/2″ x 12″ piece of the ice cream cones/candles DSP from the retired Birthday Bonanza DSP. Score the DSP along the 12″ side at: 4-1/4″ (this will be the inside piece. I made sure the ice cream cones were face down and upside down/at the top and not showing so they would appear right side up on the finished card!), 7-1/4″ and 10-1/4″. Fold the card accordion style to get a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card.

I pulled my new Ice Cream punch from the Mini Catalog and punch 3 ice cream scoops from the Birthday Bonanza DSP, and I punched the cone from the new Ice Cream Corner DSP (from the Ice Cream Corner suite on page 48-49 in the 2021 Mini catalog).

I used the Layering Shapes and the Rectangle Stitched dies to cut the two frames out of Bermuda Bay. I stamped my birthday greeting from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and the inside greetings were from the New Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. The front tag was popped up with dimensionals. In order to hide the inside tag, I set it off center and added another ice cream cone. I glued the front flap down so the card opens just once by pulling up the flap.

And the candles, lots of candles (many more than her birthday age!), are for emphasis of an “older” person’s birthday – LOL! I hope my cousin appreciates the humor for her card.

Here’s the current supplies I used – the new Ice Cream Corner suite from the 2021 mini catalog on page 48-49.

I hope you try out this triple fold card technique with some of your DSP! Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget Sale-a-bration is going on through February 28. You can earn free stamp sets and DSP with your qualified purchases.

Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Kid’s Birthday Bonanza Triple-fold cards

I learned another way to use Stampin’ Up! wonderful DSP, rather than hoard them. Instead of the standard cardstock card base, use your favorite DSP! All you need is a piece of 5-1/2″ x 12″ piece of your favorite DSP, a few scraps of matching cardstock colors and a stamp set. You can also use your favorite punches or dies to embellish the cards.

I love the retired Birthday Bonanza DSP and I needed a number of birthday cards for kids. A great combination for a card! I chose 3 of the fun animal prints – the Koala bear, The TouCan, and the Lion King (my names – you understand why is a little bit). Plus I needed a fun card for one of my cousins of an “older” age so I chose the ice cream cones/candles DSP (I’ll post this one tomorrow). Once you decide on which side is the inside, you will score the DSP along the 12″ side at: 4-1/4″ (this will be the inside piece), 7-1/4″ and 10-1/4″. Be sure to watch if you have a one direction print, which I did. The first card I scored, the Toucans were upside down, so I had to cut another piece. You will fold the card accordion style to get a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card.

This first card is for my youngest granddaughter’s birthday – Dziadzi (grandpa in Polish) chose this one for her. I die cut several of the Toucan from the DSP and fussy cut some more. The frames are die cut from Bermuda Bay with the Rectangle Stitched dies. I also cut out the pieces of the toucan that the frame covered and added it on top of the frame. On the ensuing layers, I layered the toucan so they overlapped when the card was closed. After I was finished and about to mail the card, I added a few retired candy dots (oh my….very long retired!) for fun, but I forget to take a picture of that version. Here’s my closed card.

Here’s the card as it opens, you can see the layered Toucan underneath.

I can’t wait to find out what our 7 year old granddaughter thinks of her birthday card! I appropriately name the card “You TouCan Celebrate” birthday card!

I made two more kids cards for later use. Here’s the “Lion King” card.

And here’s the Koala bear birthday card.

Aren’t these such fun and cute cards?! The DSP makes them so much easier and you’re using your gorgeous DSP up so you can buy more new ones! At least that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!

As I said, I used my retired Bonanza Birthday suite to make these cards along with some of my staple supplies. But you can use any DSP this way, flowers, Valentine’ Day, Christmas…the variations are limitless. And easy! Just don’t put too many layers or embellishments on the inside or it won’t lay flat for mailing.

I hope you try out this triple fold card technique with some of your DSP! Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget Sale-a-bration is going on through February 28. You can earn free stamp sets and DSP with your qualified purchases.

Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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More For the Love of Felt flower cards

I had a lot of fun designing my swap card using the retired For the Love of Felt kit. I still had lots of leftover pieces and card bases, so back to the creation process. I made three more cards with the other card bases. This first one I used the entire card base from the kit, but I turned it landscape to fit my layout. I die cut two layering banners in Pear Pizzaz and Basic White using the Rectangle Stitched dies. I stamped the greeting from You Are Amazing (you really need this fun stamp!) in Pear Pizzaz on the Basic White tag. I added to one of the overlays from the kit so that pre-printed arch looked like it was holding the sign up. I added the felt flowers, bringing the small blue ones in on this card, with a few of the Pear Pizzazz leaf cutouts. That’s it…done!

My second card uses the third card base with white pre-printed flowers on it. I cut it down slightly so that it would fit a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Midnight Muse cardstock with a small border. The card opens up like a regular card with the white inside so no need for an additional cardstock piece. I used the Painted Labels dies to cut the Midnight Muse center piece. I die cut the smaller tag in Basic White, stamped my greeting from my December Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin stamp set with Lovely Lipstick ink. I added more felt flower and this time used the kit’s included leaf sprigs. Another quick and easy card.

For my third card, I used the back of the top card I cut apart and trimmed it down to fit on a layer of Pool Party piece with just a tiny edge showing. Before layering it, I wrapped some of the Linen thread included in the kit around so that it was in between the pre-printed white strips. All of that was layered on top of a Pear Pizzazz card base. I created another bundle of flowers, this time on the edge as a bouquet. I stamped the greeting from the For the Love of Felt stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Here’s all three cards I made from the kit. I still have pieces left and will make more cards, but meanwhile I’m on to other ideas!

Here’s what I used for these cards. Although the kit and stamp set are retired, there a several other really gorgeous card kits in the Stampin’ Up! catalog. Check them out here.

Let me know in the comments which card you like the best. I’m having a hard time picking a favorite from this group – I love them all!

I hope you try out this triple fold card technique with some of your DSP! Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget Sale-a-bration is going on through February 28. You can earn free stamp sets and DSP with your qualified purchases.

Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Swap thank you card from For the Love of Felt kit

As usual, I’m a little behind in playing with all my Stampin’ Up! goodies. In keeping with my 2021 resolutions, I pulled out my retired “For the Love of Felt” kit to create a swap card for one of my groups. The kit contains all the pieces I need to create 4 of several card designs. Since I needed 7 of one design I laid out all the various kit pieces and brought in the coordinating Stampin’ Up! cardstock colors to use as a card base. I decided on to use Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.

The DSP layer is actually one of the cards in the kit. Since the card design was on both the front and back, I cut the card base apart so that I had two card pieces. I used the Rectangle Stitched dies and cut it down to layer on top of my Pear Pizzazz card base. I cut the Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla pieces with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I stamped the greeting using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with my retired Calypso Coral embossing powder. I laid out the various flower and leaf pieces onto the top layer until I was pleased with the layout. I love the felt flowers and there are quite a few of them!! They added so much depth and interest to the card. Although the kit had lots of leaves, I decided to cut a Shaded Spruce leaf vine with my Stitched Seasons dies and the large felt flower is placed in the center.

The dimensions of the card don’t really show up in the photo, but the center Calypso Coral piece is popped up with dimensionals. I hope my group enjoys my swap card!

After completing the card and getting it in the mail to the group leader, I decided to try a slightly different layout for a second card. This time I used a Bermuda Bay card base and only a Very Vanilla frame in the center. Identical embossed greeting, and flower and leaves layouts. Now I’m trying to decide which version I like the best. Let me know in the comments which one you like the best!

Here’s what I used to make these cards.

I hope you try out this triple fold card technique with some of your DSP! Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget Sale-a-bration is going on through February 28. You can earn free stamp sets and DSP with your qualified purchases.

Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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